OK, so when ya get back from say a weeks vacation and go back to work it probably takes a day or so to get back up to full speed, right? So would ya call that a vaca hangover? But you’re not depressed are ya? The kids have been at summer camp for two weeks and now their back and rarin’ to go before school fires up again! You need a day or two for adjustment….that seems reasonable. But again….you’re’ not depressed right? You’ve had a tough week and you come home on Friday to find you mother-in-law’s decided to make a surprise weekend visit. No time to adjust…but you’re nor depressed, right? Well maybe a little!!! You just spent four days at Lollapalooza with 400,000 of your closest friends….had amazing time but now it’s over and you need a day to adjust, but you’re not depressed, right? Well not really…… but Nicole Blackwood says differently in today’s Trib.
After Lollapalooza, attendees are experiencing ‘post-concert depression.’ Is the phenomenon real?
Lollapalooza, with its back-to-back lineup, is an uninterrupted wave of stimuli, with attendees screaming,
cheering and singing along to their favorite artists. Thursday to Sunday feels unending, a lifetime crammed into four days. But come Monday, there’s nothing left for attendees to sing. Back to the real world. Luckily, there’s a phrase for that grudging trek home: Music lovers call it “post-concert depression,” and many took to Twitter post-Lolla to express it. Of course, there is no official diagnosis of depression after a concert. But according to Chicago therapist Amanda Atkins, the feeling is indeed real and can be described as a temporary form of low-level depression: Sufferers might find it hard to get out of bed, and feel that there is nothing left in their lives to look forward to
Maybe they’re depressed because they realize how much they spent for what they actually got? Just asking for a friend!